Essay on Ford: Incandescent Light Bulb and Employee Engagement Report

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Fewer than 1 in 3 employees worldwide (31%) are engaged. Nearly 1 in 5 (17%) are actually Disengaged. – Blessing White’s 2011 State of Employee Engagement Report. This is an alarming statistics for those who are working in well run organizations, yet have not taken time to examine this nationwide epidemic. This statistic is utilized by district managers of ADP every day in consultative conversations with business owners/leaders worldwide. Most owners are unaware of the lack of engagement their employees may possess. To date, most will ignore this trend and proceed to discussions of what directly affects the bottom line. It is not until you make the correlation between engagement and productivity that the light bulb goes on. Robbins and Coulter states “However, we can say with some certainty that the correlation between satisfaction and productivity is fairly strong.16 Also, organizations with more satisfied employees tend to be more effective than organizations with fewer satisfied employees.17” p.375 (2012) There are a plethora of statistics to support this statement, showing anywhere from a 7-20% increase in net profits. These increases can show a directly connection to employee engagement.
Once leadership understands the necessity of an engaged talent pool a cognitive shift in thinking can occur. Various tools can be utilized to increase the level of engagement. One of which would be one on one coaching sessions. The key will be understanding the organizational…